All persons who acquire a commercial learner's permit after February 7, 2022, are required to finish an ELDT course in order to be eligible to take their CDL skills test. The Federal Training Provider Registry will receive your ELDT certificate once you have successfully completed our course, and you will be able to check it there. To verify that you have finished the course, CDL testing centers will retrieve this certificate.
The Entry-Level Driver Training (ELDT) mandate seeks to improve highway and road safety by making sure that truck drivers have completed the necessary training. This includes making sure that applicants and CDL training providers both fulfill the minimal national standard.
The Department of Transportation (DOT) introduced new guidelines for Entry-level driver training on February 7, 2022. The program's goal is to establish uniform minimum training standards, so that truck drivers are provided similar skills and are taught the same safety practices before acquiring their CDL.
How does ELDT impact fleets?
Drivers must adhere to the ELDT program if they meet the following requirements:
Anyone getting their first Class A or Class B CDL;
A Class B CDL holder looking to upgrade to a Class A CDL; or
Anyone who is applying for their first endorsement in hazardous materials (H), passengers (P), or school buses (S).
If you or any of your drivers fit any of these descriptions, you need to make sure you get the right instruction from a certified trainer who is licensed to deliver ELDT. When hiring entry-level drivers, fleet managers should check their drivers' files to make sure they are in compliance.